Join Josh Harris for an in-depth discussion in this video Putting the time-stretched vocal in context, part of Remixing Techniques: Time Stretching.
Let's spend a few minutes putting these vocals in a bit more context. I'll create a…Dr. Octo Rex Loop Player, and I'll select under Drums > Electronic Drums > Electro…House, and let's take a listen to what this sounds like.…(music playing)…We have our kick drum.…(music playing)…Just a basic kick snare hat.…(music playing)…I'll go with Slot 2. So that'll be our beat.…
We can mute out Redrum.…Let's also pull up a piano, and I don't have to go up here to create.…I can also quickly right-click and create, and I'll just do a basic NN-XT…Sampler, I'll select Piano, we've got a bright piano sound.…(music playing) There we go.…I'll choose a basic NN19 Sampler for my piano sound.…I'll take a look at to SubTractor's patch library, go to Bass, and I happen to…know this sound and like this sound, Backlash Bass.…
(music playing)…It's coming a little bit hot, turn this down.…(music playing)…Excellent. So let's select the NN19 and go back to our QuickTime Player and take a listen…to the song, and get a handle on what some of the chord changes are.…
- What is time stretching or expanding?
- Understanding how time stretching fits into the remixing process
- Working in Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Ableton Live, or Reason
- Calculating the tempo of the original track
- Dealing with wet vocal stems
- Importing vocals with the 10% time-stretch rule
- Comparing time-stretched vocals at faster tempos
- Putting a time-stretched vocal in context
- Setting up a session for double-timing a vocal
- Creating a 4/4 remix from a song originally in 3/4 or 6/8
- Tightening up a vocal that drifts from the click track
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Time-Stretching Basics
2. Tools of the Trade
3. Technique 1: Speeding Up Vocals
4. Technique 2: Slowing Down and Double Timing Vocals
5. Technique 3: Creating a Composite Vocal from Multiple Time Stretches
6. Technique 4: Transforming a 3/4 or 6/8 Vocal into 4/4
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